Marco Reis


About me

Truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun; But if a man lives many years and rejoices in them all, yel let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Allthat is coming is vanity.

Project Leader & Researcher

It's time to rethink the way we make technology our ally. It is necessary to think of technology as an art. And art is something changeable, without limits, without owners.

  • Birthday: March 1971
  • Phone: +55 71 999 82 6262
  • City: Salvador - Bahia, Brazil
  • Age: 51
  • Degree: PhD candidate
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Senior Engineer and Researcher with more than 20 years of experience in industrial project management and R&D, including the implementation of two automobile plants in Brazil as well as in steel making, power generation and automation. Develops robotic and manipulator tool designs, autonomous vehicle system, asset management, RCM, TPM, reliability and maintenance of critical equipment, and evaluation in FMEA application. In recent 9 years he has worked in development robotic projects.


A project can be difficult due to reasons such as cost, time and people, but that does not automatically mean that the project is complex. A complex project is not necessarily a difficult project. Complexity refers to projects that include ambiguity or uncertainty. They are surrounded by unpredictability. But the facts show how far they can be developed.


Changes are commonplace nowadays. This new reality has impacts on both individual and professional life, so it is necessary for the professional to develop skills in this new coming and going of humanity. Skills are expressions of know-how.

Creativity 90%
Communication 90%
Project Management95%
Statistics & R90%
ROS / Moveit 80%


Project Leader & Robotics Researcher with 9+ years of experience designing and developing robotics systems. In addition, he teaches classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he has also been mentoring young engineers on the path to automation and especially in a robotics training program he has developed over the past 4 years, based on the principles of Shawn Achor (The Happiness Advantage) and Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code).


Computer Modeling Doctorate - PhD candidate

2020 - 2023

Centro Universitário Senai Cimatec

Development of dynamic trajectory planning for underwater manipulators, aims to develop a model for the compensation of disturbances suffered by manipulators used in remotely controlled underwater vehicles, thus seeking to analyze the algorithms for trajectory planning, comparing the algorithms, and validating the proposed model.

Master of Production Engineering

2001 - 2003

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC

Study on the evaluation of the performance criteria of a manufacturing production, quantifying the perception of the internal Quality that interacts on the product of the automobile industry.

Electronic Engineering

1989 - 1995

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR

The course conclusion culminated with the development of a text-to-speech converter for Portuguese when computers had a maximum of 1M ram.

Professional Experience

Project Leader & Robotics Researcher

2012 - 2022

BIR - Brazilian Institute of Robotics - Senai Cimatec, Salvador, BA

  • Lead in the project management, development, and implementation robotics systems
  • Research robotics reliability applied in complex systems, fault tolerance and mobile robots
  • Mentoring in robotics and automation researching
  • Advisoring researching fellows in robotics
  • Lecture in graduation and post-graduation engineering courses
  • R&D Project Leader in robotics
    • Power line inspection robot (phase I - 2011 - 2014)
    • Flatfish – AUV (phase I - nov/2013 - may/2016)
    • Flatfish – AUV (phase II – jun/2016 - dec/2017)
    • Speleorobot – mobile vehicle to inspection caves (mar/2016 - mar/2018)
    • Mining Qualification – mobile vehicle and hyperspectral cams (mai/2016 - dec/2018)
    • Electrical inspection robot (jun/2017 - dec/2018)
    • Steering Assist System – ADAS (mar/2016 until may/2019)

HQ Engineering Manager - O&M

2011 - 2012

Skanska, São Paulo, SP

Business Manager - Automation & Robotics

2008 - 2010

Senai Cimatec, Salvador, BA

Regional Engineering Coordinator

2001 - 2008

ABB, Camaçari, BA

Automation&Robotics Engineer - O&M

1998 - 2001

Renault do Brasil, São José dos Pinhais, PR


The projects are expressions of the individual's imaginary vision, they are directly related to the sensations and emotions experienced. Below is a list of projects that were conceived based on these parameters that are so individualized and at the same time so comprehensive in their conception, always pursuing a more humanist vision of knowing how to do.

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Prognosis Machine

Here you can find more information about what I've been doing atBrazilians in Robotics.

In addition, there is a Youtube channel with some of the activities that have been developed.

If you want a pdf version of my resume, just click on this link.

Research Lines

The study and development of technologies related to robotics continues to be a very relevant topic in the field of science and technology.
The evolution of this technology involves the interdisciplinarity of engineering: electrical, electronics, mechanics and automation (noting that there is still no robotics engineering). Often understood as multidisciplinary, these engineering ends up not understanding the nuances of the Robotics theme; therefore, complementarity is a crucial fact for a good understanding and assimilation of the technologies involved, showing that engineering must be overlapped and not partitioned.

Understanding this concept is fundamental for the implementation of competence and its parameters.

Mobile Robotics

Creatively present diversities of application in robotic platforms to be used on national soil.


This line of research is focused on developing solutions for trajectory planning that suffer disturbances at the base of the manipulators.


In this research, the aim is to autonomously implement reliability concepts aiming at fault tolerance in robotic systems.